West Virginia ski resorts reopen in cold weather and snow
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – While the snow is causing complications and cancellations for some, it is allowing ski resorts in West Virginia to kind of reboot.
The snow cannons were able to take advantage of the natural snow and the cold for some of them.
Earlier in the week, some stations had to close their activities on the slopes.
“Timberline was able to reopen Tuesday, Winterplace restarted Thursday and Canaan Valley is expected to reopen this weekend. Oglebay Resort in Ohio County will begin offering skiing when temperatures permit snowmaking, ”a press release said.
Snowshoe Mountain in Pocahontas County was able to stay open.
The natural snowfall will also create an opportunity for cross-country skiers to get out on the slopes.
“We are delighted that the ski season is underway in West Virginia,” said Chelsea Ruby, secretary of the West Virginia Department of Tourism. “One of the best ways to experience the winter season is to visit one of our first class ski resorts which offer a range of activities for beginners and families to advanced ski enthusiasts. West Virginia looks forward to welcoming travelers to our snow-capped mountains this winter.
“When snow conditions are optimal (during adolescence), over 20,000 tonnes of snow is produced in West Virginia per hour, enough snow to cover 20 football fields with a foot of snow every hour “said a press release.